Classic Photos of Celtics-76ers Rivalry

Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell
Text: Jake Lessick
Photo: Marvin E. Newman/Sports Illustrated

Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell


As Boston and Philadelphia renew their nearly 50-year old NBA rivalry, SI takes a look back at some classic photos of the Celtics vs. 76ers.

In this photo, Wilt Chamberlain throws an elbow at Bill Russell during a regular season game at the Boston Garden in Nov. 1965. Chamberlain would average 28.7 points and 28.7 rebounds per game in 142 contests against his rival Russell, with a game high of 62 points on January 14th, 1962.

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